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Carrot, Kaleidoscope Blend Organic

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Our exclusive blend of wild colors—organic!

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We've combined five distinct colors of carrots in one special blend for a pretty rainbow effect that is sure to be noticed at the dinner table, even by the kids. After testing hundreds of carrot varieties, we developed this easy-to-grow mix of five crispy carrots: Atomic Red, Bambino, Cosmic Purple, Lunar White and Solar Yellow. Smoothly tapered roots grow to 8" x 2" in loose soil. Certified Organic Seed.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.

Mix

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

75-80 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

8 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

3 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

4-8 inches

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Container Vegetables - Carrots
Growing carrots in containers is easy in early spring and again in the fall.
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  • Carrots

    Carrots
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    S S Succession Planting This means that the plants have multiple harvests in a season
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    First Date: Aug-06 - Last Date: Sep-17
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How to Sow

  • Carrots can be sown early, after danger of heavy frost is over. Sow every two weeks thereafter for continuous harvest, or simply sow a second crop in midsummer for fall harvest. In frost free areas, sow in fall.
  • Carrots do not like to be transplanted and are best sown directly into the garden bed. Sow carrot seeds in deep, well-worked soil in full sun. Straight roots require soil that is light, loosened deeply, and free of stones, so prepare a carrot planting thoroughly. Consider using a soil amendment such as compost if your soil is heavy. If you choose long carrot varieties, your soil will need to be worked more deeply.
  • Sow thinly in rows 12 inches apart and cover with ½ inch of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
  • Since seedlings have fine leaves it may be beneficial to plant radish along with your carrot seed. The radishes will be harvested well before carrots form and act as a guide to the carrot row.
  • Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days.
  • Thin carrot plants to stand 1 inch apart when seedlings are 3 inches high.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
  • Deep, consistent watering and soil well-enriched with compost help carrots form high quality roots by encouraging lush leafy tops that shade the roots, helping to prevent "green shoulders."
  • Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote uninterrupted growth. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • To make harvesting easier, soak your carrot bed with water before pulling. Twist the tops off while pulling the roots up.
  • You can leave carrots in the ground after the first frost. In cold climates, pull carrots up before the ground freezes. In warm climates, you can harvest carrots all winter.
  • Cut the greens off the top after harvest to about ¼ - ½ inches above the shoulder. This will help the carrot to keep longer as the greens can take moisture from the root.
  • Carrots store best at 32-38 degrees F at 98% humidity.
  • You can store them in the refrigerator in plastic bags, or they may be blanched and frozen for later use.
  • Carrots may be canned or pickled as well.
Type
Mix
Days To Maturity
75-80 days
Fruit Size
8 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
3 inches
Height
4-8 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
Thin
3 inches
Carrot, Kaleidoscope Blend Organic is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beautiful but awful flavor. My title pretty much says it all. Gorgeous to look at, not enjoyable to eat.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm going to try again.. My first year with this mix. I sowed these early spring in raised beds. Germination was high. The rabbits eating the leaves of seedlings, not so good. Most plants recovered, and I harvested all spring and summer. The taste was repeat worthy, but I feel a respectable portion of the crop was orange carrots, which is why I gave four stars. The size was small to medium, but that's my preference. The ones I did allow to linger grew to a decent size. I will try again this year, and hope for more color variety.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didnt take up Planted this in hopes for some different looking carrots. Only had a handful that grew, and they where small and skinny.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Failed to germinate I was looking forward to these carrots but they failed to germinate
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't Grow Well At All I bought these hoping to get multicolored carrots for the kids but they didn't grow. I only got a few carrots out of it.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from small yield-all orange I have tried these for 2 years. Both years small yield and every carrot orange. After asking one of the master gardeners at our community gardens he suggested going ahead and buying separate packets and trying that way. So not giving up on red, yellow and purple carrots just can not recommend this mix. One good point is the seed overwinter remarkable well and produce tender carrots early the next spring.
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Excellent - Planting More This Year! I planted carrots for the first time last year - the kaleidoscope blend! Absolutely loved them - the flavor is amazing! Due to limited garden bed space I put them in a planter, and they grew just fine (came out a little small, but that is because I over-crowded them). This year, I'm planning them again and have arranged for additional garden space. Can't wait to harvest them in the late summer/early fall!
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Flavor These carrots were delicious, prolific and so, so sweet. I dug the last of them before the snow flew and we are still enjoying them out of the crisper. They hold up well in crock pot dishes and have been delicious in soups. They are beautiful. A salad with these is stunning. Everyone remarks about how pretty and sweet they are. Just lovely; I will plant these every year.
Date published: 2012-01-17
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